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Latest posts by KT53

Compost bin

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:47

The only 'front opening' ones I can find are those with a door at the bottom, not 2 opening sideways.  Unless the bin is extremely rigid I could foresee problems getting the doors to close back up properly if the bin was full.  The pressure on the side would be trying to push them out.


Posted: 01/02/2014 at 14:13

From Brumbull's post it would seem that they can't even use the creosote any more even if it was purchases a couple of years ago.  I certainly wouldn't go so far as to say the neighbour is being inconsiderate.  They've probably used creosote for years and just consider the smell as part of the process.

The law changes and people simply don't know of the changes.  It's nothing to do with not caring or not considering other people.

Advice on new-build garden

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 14:08

I believe the developer (a) should not remove any topsoil from site and (b) should remove all construction rubble.  I would be speaking to them NOW to ensure that you aren't left with all their junk to remove.  You will already have paid for that as part of the build.

When I had a lawn laid last year it cost about £10 per square metre for turf and laying, so about £500 in your case.  If the cost is not prohibitive it's the best way to get a good finish.


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 19:11

 Last year we just cut back the old flower stems and stood the plants under cover outside.  Gave them a good soaking from a spray head on the hose and otherwise ignored them.  They are full flower again.  I love plants that thrive on neglect

If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:14

biofreak, I haven't actually seen the deposits being made, but if they are hedgehog dropping I wouldn't want to tackle the hedgehog which did it.

I have seen plenty of hedgehog stuff and this isn't like any I've seen them deposit in the past.


PS. Brumbull, I'm an animal lover too, but they do push their luck at times!

If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 20:14

Thanks Brumbull.  I didn't think anybody could make me laugh in this thread

If I'm banned from burying them can I at least stick their tails up their ........??

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 20:09
Mark 1963 wrote (see)

I bought a Karcher last year, with the attachment for cleaning patio's that looks like a metal detector. Brilliant, The only thing I found was the amount of water left behind. I found myself sweeping the excess water off the patio down the drive. Also you get really filthy! You can look like a dirt bike rider afterwards.

You shouldn't get filthy when using the patio cleaner attachment.  The brushes around the outside block most of the water (on mine anyway).

If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 17:23
Magical Meerkat wrote (see)

Does that stop them pooping outside?

I suppose if you turned the headphones though 90 degrees and applied superglue it might!

Without wishing to seem like an authority on animal output, yes I'm sure it's cat.  As for it being better than dog equivalent I definitely don't agree.  This stuff absolutely stinks!

Alan & Brumbull - it's the cats which are the problem not the owners.  If I did catch the owner doing the same thing I'd be tempted to bury them too  Wanting to isn't the same as doing it!

Overwintering lilies

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 21:03

The stems are hanging on tight!  If I pull on them it actually starts to lift the compost.

If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 20:03

Looked at our front lawn this weekend and there must be half a dozen cat 'calling cards' in the grass.

Discussions started by KT53

Raised bed for alpines

Is partial shade OK 
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I had to chuckle

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Cats and their calling cards. 
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dendrobium nobile care

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Pruning crab apple

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Climber suggestions please

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